Sky Treks provides spectacular air tour and tour packages from Scottsdale and Sedona to the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, Bryce Canyon, as well as other incredible destinations. All their aircraft are high wing Cessna’s for unobstructed views, and are equipped with two way intercom systems for a guided narration from your professional Sky Treks pilot which makes the experience full of interaction and fun information. Their fleets of aircraft are maintained to the highest standards and their aircraft can accommodate from 2 to 27 persons.
Rather than taking the 5-8 hour drive from Scottsdale or Sedona to view the Grand Canyon, Sky Treks offers their tours from those exact locations to make it a much easier trip! Their 2-3 hour Grand Canyon air tour not only shows you the Grand Canyon in a way you would never experience from the ground, but also all the Red Rock country of Sedona, Painted Desert and much more. Have half a day? Take their Grand Canyon Grand Adventure tour that includes an airplane flight to Grand Canyon West, a 3,500 foot helicopter descent and landing in the bottom of the Canyon, a boat ride on the Colorado River, BBQ lunch on the Canyon Rim, with the option to do the new Grand Canyon SkyWalk. The SkyWalk is a glass walkway suspended more then 3,000 feet above the Colorado River. You may also take a one day whitewater rafting tour of the Grand Canyon or an airplane and helicopter combination tour. Monument Valley can be seen from the air or experienced as an air and ground package. Sky Trek also offers air charter service from Scottsdale and Sedona to any destination in the Southwest. It sounds like a lot, but Sky Trek can definitely do it all!
Deep Creek Hot Springs, southeast of the high desert town of Hesperia, is located on a creek beach which resembles the beautiful Lilies Beach near Mendocino. These are the best natural hot springs in all of Southern California! Several pools of hot & warm water located next to a cold year-round flowing creek. The hot spring’s water is clear and non-sulphur smelling. It’s temperature exiting the ground is over 100 degrees where it then flows into seven man-made soaking pools.
Free spirits and outdoor buffs will appreciate the solitude and ability to enjoy nature naturally. If you like hot springs, you’ll love this place! There are crystal clear swimming holes and most importantly, the three pools that make this place famous – the hot springs – filled to the brim with naturally flowing, piping hot spring water. This is a full day of adventure with hiking, soaking and socializing; the perfect day trip getaway within a reasonable drive from Palm Springs – bring hiking shoes, sunscreen, a bathing suit, and a sense of adventure! This is a 6 mile round-trip hike, so be prepared! You must be 18 or older.
Uncover the Treasures of Orange County
On a sunny day in Southern California, what better to do than pack up the family and head out for some exploring. The hidden treasures of California’s Riviera await you with OC Wildlife & Beach Tour’s half-day adventures through the paradise of Orange County.
With four different types of tours to choose from, OC Wildlife & Beach Tours offers a bit of everything to make your vacation, birthday party, field trip, or family day a memorable and breath-taking event!
Experience the adventure of a lifetime on our Speed Boat Adventure Tour. A guided and narrated San Diego Harbor Tour with a twist. You are able to navigate and captain your own speedboat for the entirety of the tour while following our trained and knowledgeable guides to experience the best of both worlds – the THRILL of driving your own speedboat, and the safety of having a skilled guide introduce you to the beauty of San Diego Harbor. The witty yet historical narration is done through wireless disposable headsets that are given to each customer.
On a fully narrated tour for 13 miles on the Big Bay, you will have a once in a lifetime view of Navy Ships, Aircraft carriers, the Coronado Bridge, the famous Star of India and the historic ships of the Maritime Museum, the cruise ship terminal, Seaport Village, the downtown skyline, and all the wildlife that call San Diego Harbor home.
The Ocean Beach pier is located at the foot of Newport Avenue in San Diego. Ocean Beach is a collection of funky apartments and quaint bungalows. The mix of people is lively, from old residents to newbies, the hip to the homeless. The pier itself, at 1,971 feet, is the second-longest pier on the West Coast. Its oval-shaped end is a favorite of the fishing crowd.
Take a stroll down the pier in the afternoon for a spectacular sunset. Sunsets in San Diego are quite a sight, as bright orange and pink fills the sky and the sun sinks into the ocean. On a dry day, if you’re lucky, you can sometimes see a flash of green light after the sun sets. Head out to the Ocean Beach pier and take in a spectacular sunset today!
More than 4,500 animals call The San Diego Zoo their sanctuary. Known for the exciting adventures it offers visitors, this world-class botanical garden is a fun and educational experience for the whole family. Come within feet of the polar bears for an unforgettable experience, climb aboard a research helicopter, crawl into a seal’s breathing hole and measure up to a bear. The newly revamped Conrad Prebys Polar Bear Plunge provides an insider’s view into the life of the great white bear.
A ‘must-visit’ is the Harry and Grace Steele Elephant Odyssey. This 7.5-acre exhibit features elephants, lions, jaguars, rattlesnakes, the California condor and more! If what you’re looking for is “cute”, be sure not to miss the Giant Panda Research Station to see giant panda cub Yun Zi, and visit the Galapagos tortoises to see their new home. Above all, be sure to take the Zoo’s guided bus tour and the Skyfari aerial tram which give bird’s-eye views of the Zoo and neighboring Balboa Park. 619-231-1515. www.sandiegozoo.org
Visit “The Happiest Place on Earth,” and make all of your dreams come true. Meeting the Disney characters and getting their autographs is one of the most anticipated activities at Disneyland! Have breakfast with Minnie and friends, dine with Ariel for lunch or dinner, eat all-you-can eat with Chip ‘n Dale or enjoy a breakfast buffet and dancing with Goofy and friends! You will also have the chance to meet many more Disney characters as you explore Disneyland. Be sure to pick up a schedule as you enter so you do not miss Winnie the Pooh and Friends!
Let your imagination run free in the Magic Kingdom where life is a fairytale. See all of your favorite characters and dance with them while watching Disney’s Street Party Parade on Main Street, U.S.A.
Journey into the secret chambers of the Temple of the Forbidden Eye at Indiana Jones Adventure. Celebrate hope and peace on earth from a child’s perspective to one of the most memorable songs at It’s A Small World. Stop by Toon Town to see where the Disney characters live, they might even let you into their homes. Anything is possible at Disneyland! www.disneyland.com.
Nearly five million people see the 1 mile deep Grand Canyon each year. Most of them see it from their car at overlooks along the South Rim (this includes Grand Canyon Village, Hermits Rest, and Desert View). The South Rim is the most accessible part of the park and is open all year.
A much smaller number of people see the Canyon from the North Rim, which lies just 10 miles / 16 km (as the condor flies) directly across the Canyon from the South Rim. The North Rim rises a thousand feet higher than the South Rim, and is much less accessible. Heavy snows close the road to the North Rim from late October to mid May of each year. Even in good weather it’s harder to get to. It is 220 miles by car from the South Rim, or 21 miles by foot across the Canyon by way of the North and South Kaibab Trails.
The Inner Canyon includes everything below the rim and is seen mainly by hikers, mule riders, or river runners. There are many opportunities here for adventurous and hardy persons who want to backpack, ride a mule to Phantom Ranch, or take a river trip through the Canyon on the Colorado River (which can take anywhere from a few days to three weeks – there are no one-day river trips through Grand Canyon).